Mead opens campaign for state representative

Youngest Mill Creek councilmember to challenge incumbent Harmsworth
Mar 14, 2018

Mill Creek City Councilmember Jared Mead announced his intention to challenge Mark Harmsworth for Position 2 in the 44th Legislative District.

“The people of Washington State deserve better than endless partisanship and game playing in Olympia,” Mead said. “We need new leadership from people who will focus on addressing the issues that are impacting people every day.

“I’m excited to bring my experience, passion and fresh perspective down to Olympia to help break up the log jam.”

Mead plans to run as a Democrat against the Republican Harmsworth.

The 26-year-old is in his first term on the Mill Creek City Council after serving two terms on the city Planning Commission.

He ran unopposed in November for Position No. 2 to replace Donna Michelson. Mead was a licensed investment banker, and recently completed constituent and policy work for Washington state Sen. Guy Palumbo (D-Monroe) during the 2017-18 legislative session.

“I think my combined experience in local government, business and the Legislature uniquely qualify me for this important position, and allows me to hit the ground running next year,” added Mead.

Mead grew up in Mill Creek, attended Penny Creek Elementary, Gateway Middle School and Jackson High School.

He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington Bothell in International Studies and Business. He lives with his wife, Krystal, in Mill Creek.  Krystal is currently working to earn her teaching certificate.

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